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Pheasants Forever
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to permanently protect, restore and enhance 1,630 acres of grassland and 294 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in Western and Southern Minnesota. All lands acquired will be owned and managed in perpetuity by the USFWS as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and open for public recreation.

Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,913,000
Fund Source

This program protected 810 acres of new wildlife habitat in the Prairie, Deciduous Transition, and Southeast Bluffland ecological sections of Minnesota through fee title acquisition. Title of lands acquired are held by the State and are designated as WMAs.

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Ducks Unlimited
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,528,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited enhanced 6,882 wetland acres through the bio-engineering and installation of water control structures on managed shallow lake outlets for Minnesota DNR, and protected 76 wetland and 103 upland acres on a shallow lake through a purchased conservation easement.

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Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,900,000
Fund Source

This program protected and restored 734 acres of new wetland wildlife habitat in wetland complexes in Minnesota through fee title acquisition. Title of all lands acquired are held by the State and designated as Wildlife Management Area.

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Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

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Cokato Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,494

The grant allowed the Cokato Historical Society to hire a vendor to scan 817 8x10 glass plate negatives from the Gust Akerlund Photographic Studio's negative collection, housed at the Cokato Museum. The total size of the Akerlund Negative Collection is 14,017 images. Of that amount, 11,552 are of the rare and fragile glass plate negative variety.

Recipient
Emily S. Lynch
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,600
To support and assist central Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by providing them with opportunities to work one-on-one with a professional artist over a one or two year time frame to advance their skills as an artist.
Recipient
Buffalo High School
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,294
To provide financial assistance to schools nonprofit organizations and units of government to expose students of all ages to a unique arts experience that ties in to a lesson plan curriculum or a process that builds community.
Recipient
Saint Michael-Albertville Schools
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,725
To provide financial assistance to schools nonprofit organizations and units of government to expose students of all ages to a unique arts experience that ties in to a lesson plan curriculum or a process that builds community.
Recipient
Buffalo Community Education
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,092
To provide financial assistance to schools nonprofit organizations and units of government to expose students of all ages to a unique arts experience that ties in to a lesson plan curriculum or a process that builds community.
Recipient
Buffalo Community Orchestra
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
To support and assist established central Minnesota arts organizations that demonstrate programming of high artistic quality and efficient management .
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,726
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$196,480
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$233,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Discovery Farms program is a farmer-led effort to gather information on soil and nutrient loss on farms in different settings across Minnesota. The mission of Discovery Farms Minnesota is to gather water quality information under real-world conditions.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,246
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company developed maps and supporting information to characterize the relationship between surface waters and groundwater, identifying surface waters most likely to be impacted by groundwater withdrawals in the region. This project also provided guidance on effective resource monitoring strategies and costs for each type of surface water feature.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Administration
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,420
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,314

Per Minnesota Laws, 2009, Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 5, "Funds in this subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner of the Department of Administration for grants to the named organizations for the purposes specified in this subdivision. Up to one percent of funds may be used by the Department of Administration for grants administration. Grants made to public television or radio organizations are subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 129D.18 and 129D.19."

Recipient
Great River Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$483,371
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,673

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey collected information and conducted an assessment of the hydraulic properties and chemistry of selected aquifers in the metro area. This project greatly improves the accessibility of existing data, which were previously available only in scattered paper reports. A robust database of groundwater age, aquifer hydraulic conductivity and groundwater chemistry data was developed to make the information easily accessible to water resource managers.

Recipient
MN DNR
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$410,000

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Minnesota Land Trust
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

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Great River Greening
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,000

Project Outcome and Results

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Metropolitan Council
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$326,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites. Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek. Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek, Riley Creek, and Willow Creek. St. Croix River: Tributary includes Valley Creek.

Recipient
Minnesota Children's Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$495,000

This funding is for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

The Minnesota Children's Museum will develop a literacy focused exhibit to catalyze community engagement around early childhood learning and education.

Recipient
Minnesota Humanities Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Legacy-funded programs at the Minnesota Humanities Center demonstrate our determination to collaboratively create humanities programs for the broader public by forging strong partnerships with local, state, and national cultural organizations. These programs show the broader community how the humanities can be used to address issues important to their everyday lives. Each activity, event, and program shares an Absent Narrative with participants, which help residents across the state engage in a more sophisticated understanding of their community. 

Recipient
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,432,804
Fund Source

This project supports monitoring and assessment activities by MPCA EAO staff and includes lab analysis, equipment, and fieldwork expenses associated with monitoring and assessment activities.

Lake Monitoring: Lakes are monitored for nutrients, clarity and other information to provide the data needed to assess the aquatic recreation use support.

Recipient
Park View Care Center
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
This project will allow residents at Park View Care Center in Buffalo to attend theatrical and musical performances.
Recipient
Buffalo Community Orchestra
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,749
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Buffalo Community Theater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Cokato Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,760
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Delano-Franklin Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
General Federated Women's Club
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,536
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Monticello Strings
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,872
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Dassel Cokato Community Education
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Delano Community Education
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,760
To advance the artistic development of the applicant organization audience and the artists involved in the project. To explore new ways of providing collaborative and participatory artistic activities and to further arts education including after school
Recipient
Buffalo Community Theater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,970
Purchase 8 wireless microphone units
Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$860,000
Fund Source

Successful long-term treatment of sewage depends on a system capable of providing adequate treatment and effective on-going operation and maintenance. Clean Water Fund Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program Enhancement funds are used by counties to strengthen programs dedicated to SSTS ordinance management and enforcement. These funds are used for a variety of tasks required to successfully implement a local SSTS program including inventories, enforcement, and databases to insure SSTS maintenance reporting programs.

Recipient
Board of Water and Soil Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600,000
Fund Source

Grants to counties to implement SSTS programs including inventories, enforcement, development of databases, and systems to insure SSTS maintenance and of reporting program results to BWSR and MPCA and base grants.

Recipient
Crow River Organization of Water
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
Fund Source

Upper Mississippi, North Fork Crow River Major Watershed TMDL Project led by CROW with assistance from local partners North Fork Crow River Watershed District (WD); Middle Fork Crow River WD; Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).